Marcus Deufert's research while affiliated with University of Leipzig and other places

Publications (2)

Article
Macrobius quotes in his ,,Saturnalia“ (sat. 1, 24, 11) a letter from Vergil to Augustus, which is commonly accepted as authentic and regarded as a precious document of the friendship between the poet and the Emperor. In this article, however, I shall argue that the letter was not written by the poet Vergil. Instead, it is a prosopopoiia, which pres...
Article
The Law of Hermann and Lachmann stipulates that in the iambo-trochaic verses of Roman drama the two shorts of a resolved element must not be the final syllables of a trisyllabic or longer word. The exceptions are covered by the ‘rule for places with licence’ (‘norma delle sedi con licenza’), for which a redefined and extended version is given in th...

Citations

... 1.24.10-11: ipsius enim Maronis epistula, qua compellat Augustum, ita incipit: "ego vero frequentes a te litteras accipio" et infra "de Aenea quidem meo, si mehercle iam dignum auribus haberem tuis, libenter mitterem etc." Deufert (2013) argues that the latter is a rhetorical prosopopoetic pseudepigraphon. F. Stok ( per litt., August 31, 2015) finds Deufert's arguments convincing and would now print ut sibi de Aeneide at Vit. Verg. ...